Spinoff: How many friends do you have in each stage of life?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 4
11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

At this point in my life I don’t have that many people I consider to be good friends, but the ones I have are amazing! 

Childhood friend (our moms were best friends – 1

Coworker from HS job – 1 

Friend from college – 3 (although I hesitate to include them because I rarely see them anymore)

Friends from law school – 3 

Adult neighbor friend – 1

Hobby friends  – 2

Post # 6
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

For reference, I am 30 now, and live in the city where I grew up.  I am only counting people who I actually talk to and see on a regular basis, and not people I keep tabs on through facebook or other forms of social media.


childhood neighbors: 0

summer camp friends, childhood to teen: 0

elementry: 1

middle school/junior high: 1

high school: 2

coworkers from high school job: N/A

Junior college friends: N/A

uni: 1

grad school: 0

internship friends: N/A

boarding school friends if any: N/A

neighbors from adult life: 0

coworkers from jobs in your career: 20(ish)

hobby friends: 0

game night/club friends: 0


Almost all of my friends at this point are from my career.  I’ve been in the same job for 7 years, and many people there are around my age.  Turnover is infrequent enough that I have developed good friendships with many of the people I work with.


Post # 8
1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

childhood neighbors – 1 

summer camp friends, childhood to teen – 0

elementry – 0

middle school/junior high – 0

high school – 3 

coworkers from high school job – 1 

uni – 4

grad school – 8-10 

internship friends – 1 

neighbors from adult life – 2 

coworkers from jobs in your career – 10

hobby friends – 2-3 

game night/club friends – 3-4 

Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/spinoff-how-many-friends-do-you-have-in-each-stage-of-life#ixzz2ky3eD4VN

Post # 9
865 posts
Busy bee

childhood neighbors: 7 

elementry: 5 close friends.  I was in the same class with the same kids through most of elementary school, so we were all friends. 

middle school/junior high: 5 in 6th & 7th grade, we moved for 8th: about 8

high school: 10 (2 of those I would lable best friends, we did everything together)

coworkers from high school job: 1, we worked at a car dealership and everyone else was much older than us.

College: 11 (5 of those I met through DH)


As I’m getting older I’m enjoying having more friends in different areas of my life.  I was always the type to have a couple of really close friends who I did everythig with, but that’s hard to do when life gets busy for everyone.



Post # 10
3128 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

elementry- 2

middle school/junior high- 1

high school- 3

neighbors from adult life- 2 couples plus their children

coworkers from jobs in your career- 3 

hobby friends- 3

These are all people I talk to or get together with on a regular basis. 

Honestly, I spend most of my time with my husband and our families. 

Post # 12
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This is cute! Makes me appreciate my longstanding relationships!

  • childhood neighbors – 0
  • summer camp friends, childhood to teen – 0
  • elementry – 6 (counting FI)
  • middle school/junior high – 1
  • high school – 12
  • coworkers from high school job – 0
  • Junior college friends – n/a
  • uni – 11
  • grad school – n/a
  • internship friends – n/a
  • boarding school friends if any – n/a
  • neighbors from adult life – 0
  • coworkers from jobs in your career – 17
  • hobby friends – n/a (some overlap from jobs)
  • game night/club friends – n/a

I feel happy thinking of the wonderful people in my life. We don’t see each other every day, but I’m lucky to have them! Nice topic!


Post # 13
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Ap2010:  Wasn’t that previous person you?

Post # 14
8513 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

childhood neighbors  0

summer camp friends, childhood to teen  1

elementry  0

middle school/junior high  2

high school  10 (?)

coworkers from college school job  1 (actually I have more but I knew them from other places first so I count them above)

uni  2-4  not all went to college, but I met them when I was in college

grad school  0

coworkers from jobs in your career  0


I counted people I see somewhat regularly.  I live fairly close to where I grew up.

Post # 15
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@almostmrsj:  Yup.  Hi outgoingcutie15 and whatever other usernames you’ve utlized on here.  Someone get the babysitter…

Post # 16
1346 posts
Bumble bee

Most of my friends are from when I was a toddler-high school, at least of the friends I see regularly. I;m still in college but haven’t made tons of friends other than when I lived in dorms for a year- I still talk to many of those people but we all live at least a few hours away from each other.

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